Fact: Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall was presented with a lifetime achievement award from The Radio Academy in his hometown of Manchester, England on Tuesday night (13Nov12). The singer was handed the honour by soccer club Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Quote: "If you are a bachelor, Christmas can be quite a sad time because you end up inviting a load of other bachelors and just getting hammered." Simply Red star Mick Hucknall, who married in 2007, is glad he won't be lonely this Christmas.
Fact: The Kinks star Ray Davies and former Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will be honoured at the U.K.'s Gold Badge Awards for their contributions to the music industry. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, will take place in London on 19 October (11).
Quote: <p>"I have a vineyard in Sicily and a river in Ireland. They somehow feel connected to the process of making music. They come from the earth and they're not a fast buck." Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknell on his connection to nature. </p>